Netanyahu pledges to restore safety to the north, allow for return of evacuated citizens

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will create a commission with municipal leaders in the north to take care of the needs of the 60-70,000 evacuated citizens, and the return to their homes.

“We will not leave the situation as it is,” he pledges.

“I am committed to bringing them back,” Netanyahu insists, adding that that includes both security and civil needs.

He repeats that he prefers to find a solution to the threat from Hezbollah through diplomatic means, but if that fails, through “other means.”


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